Food For Thought!

Did you know that Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed and stored differently than water- soluble vitamins? Fat- soluble nutrients are best absorbed when taken with a meal providing healthy fats. Healthy fats support brain health, hormone health and much more. Some of the “good for you” fats are grass-fed butter, coconut oil, avocadoes, nuts, seeds, olives, olive oil and fish.

Remember this health tip next time when you take your vitamins A, D, E or K!

 

 

 

 

 


Avocado Breakfast Bowls

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
  3. Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
  4. Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
  6. Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice.

Enjoy!


Breakfast Egg Muffins

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 6 or 7 muffin cups with nonstick spray.
  2. After you cook the sausage, scoop it into a paper towel-lined bowl to drain and cool, then wipe out the pan with a paper towel. Quickly cook the spinach in the same pan, just until wilted. Let it cool, then squeeze any excess moisture out of it.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cooled sausage and spinach with the eggs and milk. Scoop into the prepared muffin tins (I find it easiest to use a 1/3 cup measuring cup) almost to the top. Sprinkle cheese on top. Then give each one a good dose of salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until egg is cooked through. Easy way to check the egg: touch the middle of the muffins... if they are still wet and gooey, they'll need a little more time in the oven. They should feel cooked through.
  5. Serve egg muffins immediately- with salsa, if desired.

TIPS:

*Egg muffins are pretty versatile- sub in other ingredients for the sausage and spinach, if you prefer.


Breakfast Parfait

  1. Spoon 2 tablespoons of yogurt into each glass and smooth surface.
  2. Spoon 2 tablespoons of grain free granola overtop and smooth surface.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of fruit overtop and smooth surface.
  4. Repeat the process, adding a bit of honey here and there, to taste.